Prepopulating a jsp form before submitting - using Struts?
Joined: Oct 20, 2004
HI, Im trying to create a form in jsp (using struts framework). I'm trying to add some data to the database. But one of the form elements is a select box which I need to be prepopulated from the database when the form loads.
I am able to submit the form using the Form bean and Action bean but I dont understand how can I pre-populate the select box when the page loads.
Can anyone give me any hint? I think I might have to create another action bean but I'm just not sure. I'd appreciate if someone can point out the steps for prepopulating.
Thanks once again [ April 21, 2005: Message edited by: Amit Saini ]
Joined: Oct 14, 2003
I think I might have to create another action bean but I'm just not sure.
Exactly...It's a best practice to access a JSP via a Action. So that the data for JSP can be constructed by the action file.
Sree Jag<br />SCJP 1.4
Joined: Apr 14, 2005
say your select box form-property is defined as 'hasAccess'. your form output will be <input type="checkbox" name="hasAccess" value="Y"/> (you can rewrite this in html:checkbox yourself).
"Y" is the true/false value that comes from the database.
to pre-populate this, in your Action class, you need to call form.set("hasAccess", myValue); where "form." is your action form and where 'myValue' is the variable that stores the information that comes from the database.
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